There are currently four recognized species of porcine Circovirus: PCV1, PCV2, PCV3 and more recently PCV4. PCV2 is the species of the greatest clinical importance. PCV2 strains are currently classified into 8 genotypes (from 2a to 2h) based on differences in the capsid gene (ORF-2). For several years, Biovet has been offering identification of genotypes […]


Neospora caninum (hereinafter Neospora) is a unicellular parasite (protozoan). It is one of the leading agents of infectious abortions in cattle. Neospora has a complex cycle with several species of canids as definitive hosts and a wide variety of species, including cattle, as intermediate hosts. In cattle, Neospora is transmitted mainly transplacentally (vertically) from the […]


New digestive and respiratory qPCR profiles for horses are now being performed in Biovet’s laboratories in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec Here is the description of these real-time tests for the detection of the main infectious agents of the digestive and respiratory system: qPCR Digestive profile (diarrhea) (9 pathogens) Clostridium perfringens (toxine A), (toxin A), Clostridium difficile (toxin […]


As you are certainly aware, Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) is the subject of a new prevalence study by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec (PLQ) using serological testing of bulk tank milk. In addition, it is the theme of a new PISAQ campaign orchestrated by the MAPAQ and the AMVPQ and intended to raise producers’ […]


In cattle, especially young ones, infectious bronchopneumonia is a major problem. While herd management and raising conditions are important risk factors, infectious agents ultimately are responsible for these pathologies. Thus, several viruses such as BRSV, BVDV, BoHV1, BCoV, BPIV-3 and IVD, as well as mycoplasmas (especially Mycoplasma bovis), have the ability to damage the respiratory […]


New range of extended services in Quebec City Biovet is pleased to announce a significant investment in a NEW laboratory in Quebec City. On April 1, we are moving our Quebec City branch, which has become too small, to 945 Avenue Newton, Room 126-127, Quebec QC G1P 4M3. We will still have 2 laboratories in […]


More than 43% off Biovet is happy to offer you More than 43% off on Equine Complete Profile when paired with an Equine Infectious Anaemia test (EIA)* from April 1st avril to June 30, 2022. Biovet code Regular price Special price Biovet Complete Profile – EIA Promo **  DEQU-20060 105,90 $ 58,95 $ * with […]


UP TO 50% OFF For its annual heartworm/Lyme and preventive health checkups promotion, Biovet offers you  UP TO 50% DE OFF for the analyzes mentioned below until the end of summer (March 15 to August 31, 2022). Vetware/ LogiVet Code Heartworm * Requires:  1.0 mL EDTA whole blood DCAN-40057 DFEL-40051 Heartworm + Lyme + Ehrlichia […]


Biovet would like to remind you of the procedure for submitting Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) tests via the EquusLINK plateform: Be sure to identify the tubes Even though you have the form via the platform, it is important to attach a paper copy to your shipment. Note that when you sign the application, the form […]


We were recently questioned about the prevalence of agents of intramammary infections in cattle. We made a partial assessment based on the samples examined at Biovet in January 2022 (n = 1,036). Below you will find the distribution of the main agents (Figure 1) and of the different species of Staphylococcus spp (Figure 2). At […]

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